Google added 4 new cities for you to fly through Portland, Austin, Chicago, and Philadelphia and see vivid, detailed 3D models throughout the cities. For the full effect, you should explore these cities for yourself in Google Earth. As you browse through these cities you’ll also see a number of great buildings creating by users using tools like Sketch-up and Building Maker. Here’s a video preview of the interactive experience:
To celebrate the UK’s Royal Botanic Gardens organisation’s 250th year, they’re making information about new species available for nature-lovers and curious web explorers via Google Maps and Google Earth. Kew has mapped all 250 of the newly discovered species on this special Google Earth layer, said Google LatoLong blog.